DUBAI: Dubai Airports celebrated the arrival of the inaugural flight of full service Indian carrier Vistara from Mumbai at a ceremony at Dubai International (DXB) on Wednesday evening. Vistara’s daily non-stop service between Mumbai and Dubai will offer more choice and convenience to the tens of thousands of customers who travel between the two cities daily.
With the launch of Vistara’s flights, DXB is now served by six Indian carriers operating some 370 weekly flights to 21 destinations across India. India was the single largest destination country for Dubai International in 2018 with 12.3 million passengers, of which Mumbai contributed 2.5 million making it DXB’s second busiest destination city by traffic volume. Eugene Barry, Executive Vice President of Commercial at Dubai Airports welcomed Leslie Thng, CEO of Vistara, Salah Sharaf, Executive Director of Sharaf Group, and Vipul, the Consul General of India in Dubai at the ceremony. BIZ TODAY MONITOR